How to make your own Shake n Vac carpet powder at home
January 02, 2023
2 min read
Making your own carpet powder at home is an easy and affordable way to freshen up your carpets while also avoiding harsh chemicals. All you need is some bicarbonate soda and a few drops of your favourite CANDYSCENT™ fragrance oil.
Bicarbonate soda, also known as baking soda, is a natural odor eliminator that can be effective at eliminating a wide range of odors in your home. When bicarbonate soda is used as a carpet powder, it works by neutralizing odors at their source. The bicarbonate soda absorbs the odors, eliminating them instead of just masking them with a fragrant scent.
In addition to its odor-eliminating properties, bicarbonate soda is also a natural, safe, and affordable option for freshening up your carpets. It is non-toxic and safe for use around pets and children, making it a great choice for households with little ones.
Using bicarbonate soda as a carpet powder can also help to extend the life of your carpets by removing dirt and grime that can build up over time. The abrasive nature of the bicarbonate soda can help to scrub away stains and dirt, leaving your carpets looking and smelling fresh.
To start, simply mix together 1 cup of bicarbonate soda and a few drops of your desired CANDYSCENT™ fragrance oil in a bowl. Once the ingredients are mixed together, you can sprinkle the carpet powder over your carpets and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.
If you want to easily sprinkle your homemade carpet powder over your carpets, you can purchase a shaker from a most stores or a cheap shop. A shaker is a container with a perforated top that allows you to sprinkle a fine, even layer of the powder over your carpets. Once the ingredients are well mixed, transfer the carpet powder to the shaker. Then, hold the shaker about a foot above your carpets and gently shake it back and forth to evenly distribute the powder over your carpets.
After the allotted time has passed, you can simply vacuum up the carpet powder, leaving your carpets fresh and clean with a subtle, pleasant scent. You can also use this carpet powder on upholstery, in pet areas, or anywhere else you want to add a refreshing aroma.
Making your own carpet powder is a quick and easy way to freshen up your home, and it's a great alternative to store-bought products that may contain harsh chemicals. Plus, you can customise the scent to your liking by using any of your favourite CANDYSCENT™ oils. Give it a try the next time you want to freshen up your carpets!